The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread

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The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread

Format:  Paperback,

272 pages

Edition: Pbk

Publisher: Candlewick Pr

Publish Date: Apr 2006

ISBN-13: 9780763625290

ISBN-10: 0763625299

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"Forgiveness, light, love, and soup. These essential ingredients combine into a tale that is as soul-stirring as it is delicious." -- BOOKLIST (starred review)
Welcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in the darkness and covets a world filled with light. And it is the story of Miggery Sow, a slow-witted serving girl who harbors a simple, impossible wish. These three characters are about to embark on a journey that will lead them down into a horrible dungeon, up into a glittering castle, and, ultimately, into each other's lives. What happens then? As Kate DiCamillo would say: Reader, it is your destiny to find out.
From the master storyteller who brought us BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE comes another classic, a fairy tale full of quirky, unforgettable characters, with twenty-four stunning black-and-white illustrations by Timothy Basil Ering. This paperback edition pays tribute to the book's classicdesign, featuring a rough front and elegant gold stamping.

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Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Publish Date: Jul 2004
ISBN-13: 9780142400111
ISBN-10: 0142400114
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 58
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.6
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.25 x 7.75 x 0.75
Walmart No.: 763625299

About the author

Biography of DiCamillo, Kate

Kate DiCamillo was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 25, 1964. She received an English degree from the University of Florida. At the age of thirty, she moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota and worked for a book warehouse on the children's floor. After working there for four and a half years, she fell in love with children's books and began writing. She wrote the 2001 Newbery-honor book, Because of Winn-Dixie, which was adapted into a film in 2005. In 2004, she won the Newbery Medal for The Tale of Despereaux, which was also adapted into a movie in 2008. Her other works include the Mercy Watson series, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, and The Magician's Elephant. Her title Bink and Gollie, Two for One made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award, 2006 (United States)
  • Great Lakes' Great Books Award, 2005 (United States)
  • Garden State Children's Book Awards, 2006 (United States)
  • Bilby (Books I Love Best Yearly) Award, 2009 (Australia)
  • Bluegrass Award, 2005 (United States)
  • Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award, 2006 (United States)
  • Newbery Medal, 2004 (United States)
  • Volunteer State Book Award, 2006 (United States)
  • Massachusetts Children's Book Award, 2007 (United States)
  • Rhode Island Children's Book Award, 2005 (United States)
  • Sequoyah Book Award, 2006 (United States)
  • Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, 2007 (United States)
  • Land of Enchantment Book Award, 2006 (United States)
  • Maine Student Book Award, 2005 (United States)
  • Young Reader's Choice Award, 2006 (United States)

Book description

"Forgiveness, light, love, and soup. These essential ingredients combine into a tale that is as soul-stirring as it is delicious." — BOOKLIST (starred review)

Welcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in the darkness and covets a world filled with light. And it is the story of Miggery Sow, a slow-witted serving girl who harbors a simple, impossible wish. These three characters are about to embark on a journey that will lead them down into a horrible dungeon, up into a glittering castle, and, ultimately, into each other's lives. What happens then? As Kate DiCamillo would say: Reader, it is your destiny to find out.

From the master storyteller who brought us BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE comes another classic, a fairy tale full of quirky, unforgettable characters, with twenty-four stunning black-and-white illustrations by Timothy Basil Ering. This paperback edition pays tribute to the book's classicdesign, featuring a rough front and elegant gold stamping.

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5★ by 3reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5★ by good book This is a good book because it has a fairy tale twist. If you want a feel-good book that has a great story then this is a good book and is worth the read. It is a rather long book but worth the time if you want something good to read. 05/31/2012
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